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Baby Birds

I brought my horse, Leo, with me to Colorado this year. I needed the company while teaching my six week equine massage class. I enjoy spending evening time with him after a day of teaching. As soon as we arrived at our barn where he would stay in west Loveland, we unloaded Leo and settled […]

For The Love For Horses

I step outside from my work a day, more than once and often it is four or five times a day. I need a horse fix in the middle of work. I walk to my horses with my three dogs in tow so that I can visit with all of them, give them a flake […]

The Massage You Need

This morning I was reminded of a saying my first massage teacher used to say about bumping into things and leaving bruises or stubbing toes. She would say, “you always get the massage you need!” I used to laugh whenever she would say that. This morning I was out for a ride on┬ámy horse that […]

Hands

On the first day of class I like to ask my students to study their hands in silence for a few minutes … yes a few minutes, in silence … not to give just a passing glance at them but to see them for what power lies within them. It is easy to think, “yes, […]

The Perfect Ride

The Perfect Ride

The Perfect Ride Think about the times you just stepped out of the saddle all invigorated and thought, I just had the most perfect ride on my horse today. It was amazing, like the two of us were one! All I had to do was think it and my horse was right there with me. […]

SCENT OF A HORSE

The scent of a horse is holy to an equestrian, a spiritual mantra, and a koan for living. We can go for a few days without that bouquet in our noses but that is pushing our limits. When things get rough we hightail it for the paddocks to replenish our fragrance of horse. It is […]

First Ride

  Enchanted I was by that family of wild horses. On four legs they were swift and agile. Their quick gentle spirits awakened a lounging deep within my soul. Quietly I asked the beautiful golden mare for a favor. She agreed. Straddling her warm curving back I slipped seamlessly into her form. Weaving my fingers […]

Quiet

Kafka: Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. This was read […]

The Water of Being and Bodywork

What is a human being? A human being is a container invented by water so that it can walk around. –Dean Juhan, Jobs Body I rather like this little joke about what a human being is. It also applies to our animal friends. Water; it seems likes variety as well. Consider for a moment what […]

Look Me In The Eye

Look Me In The Eye

Look me in the eye, tell me who you are. Look me in the eye and I will tell you who I am. Then we may know each other’s souls. There is an ongoing debate about looking a horse in the eye or any animal in the eye for that matter. I want to look […]